Adriano was a Spanish monk of the Order of the Barefooted Carmelites, who lived at Cordova. He was' an extraordinary. painter; but he practiced only for amusement. He studied under Pablo de Cespedes. He destroyed most of his paintings as soon as they were. finished, hence they, are extremely scarce. Some of, his best works were preserved by his friends. His chief work is a Crucifixion, now in the convent of the Carmelites at Cordova. He is spoken of by Pacheco, who knew him well. as a great artist. He died in 1650.

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